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5 Marines Reported Dead In Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crash in Cleveland National Forest

Posted: 5 months ago

Breaking news that five Marines aboard a helicopter that went down in remote, snow-covered woods Tuesday night are dead, a US military spokesperson. The helicopter was found near Pine Valley, California, in the Cleveland National Forest. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Winds were gusting up to 20 mph Tuesday evening near Pine Valley, and they likely were stronger at higher elevations. Radar indicates a heavy band of precipitation swept through the area between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday, with rain at lower elevations and snow at higher elevations.

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